What Causes Dry/Dehydrated Skin

Dry skin can be caused by several factors including genetics, diet, lack of nutrient delivery, dehydration, inflammation and overuse of chemicals, or exfoliants. These cause the skin to become dehydrated through removal or impairing the skin natural moisture barrier, the epidermal barrier.

It's important to understand that our skin can be water dry, mended by an infusion of hyaluronic acid, or oil dry mended by an infusion of lipids. So before seeking out a dry skin treatment, it is best to work out the cause first. It is usually common for younger skin to be more water dry, and as we age our lipid production slows down and we become oil dry, too.